Matthew Jennings currently serves as the Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector for the County of Riverside. In his capacity as Assistant TTC he oversees all operational aspects of the department and fulfills the role of Treasurer-Tax Collector in the absence of the TTC. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and has been with the department for 24 years. He started out as an Office Assistant II in Public Services and advanced through the positions of Accounting Assistant II, Accounting Technician, Supervising Accounting Technician, Deputy TTC, and Chief Deputy TTC to his current position. Matt has achieved several milestones throughout his career including multi-million dollar increases in annual unsecured collections. He is also very active in the California Association of County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s, serving on committees and assisting in the development of the California State Controller’s Property Tax Manual.
Giovane Rivera Pizano
Giovane Rivera Pizano is the Chief Investment Manager responsible for the Treasury and Capital Markets units of the Office of the Treasurer Tax Collector for the County of Riverside. These divisions account for over $15 billion annually in receipts and disbursements of various sources of public funds. The Capital Markets Division is responsible for the management of the $6‐8 billion Treasurer’s Pool Investment Fund (TPIF). Giovane joined the Treasury and Capital Markets Divisions in 2001. Prior to joining the County, Giovane was a Corporate Finance Teaching Assistant at the A. Gary Anderson School of Management, University of California at Riverside. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a MBA from The University of California, Riverside.
Steve Faeth currently serves as the Deputy Investment Manager for the County of Riverside’s Treasury Capital Markets Division. He is responsible for daily trading activity in the ’90 day - 5 year’ maturity sector of the Treasurer’s Pooled Investment Fund (TPIF) and is also responsible for daily credit and market research. Steve also acts in the capacity of the Chief Investment Manager in the absence of the Chief. After moving to Riverside County (Temecula), Steve joined the County’s Treasury Capital Markets Division in 2017. Prior to joining the Treasurer-Tax Collector, Steve led a successful career of 25 years as an Institutional Fixed Income Sales Executive, serving exclusively public funds clients, achieving investment transaction volumes in excess of $1.5 billion per year. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Debbie Bashe currently serves as the Information Technology Manager for the County of Riverside Treasurer-Tax Collector. She has been with the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office for over 27 years. Debbie began her career in 1991 working in the Tax Sale Operations unit. As she advanced through several positions, her extensive knowledge of all business processes, systems and applications in the department, led her to become the manager of all IT operations. Debbie is also leading the CREST team for the Treasurer-Tax Collector in the implementation of Aumentum with Thomson Reuters. In conjunction with the County Auditor and Assessor, Aumentum is a multi-million dollar, decade long project to replace the current mainframe property tax system.
Melissa Johnson currently serves as a Senior Chief Deputy Treasurer-Tax Collector for the County of Riverside. In her capacity as Sr. Chief Deputy she oversees secured, unsecured, supplemental and delinquent property tax collections totaling nearly $3.3 billion. She also oversees the Tax Sale Operations division which is ultimately responsible for secured tax sales at public auction. Johnson has been with the department for 27 years. She began her career as an Office Assistant II in the Unsecured division and advanced through several ranks over those years to her current position. Melissa has achieved several milestones throughout her career including having the first-ever, online county auction of tax delinquent properties.
Anthony (Tony) Danciu is currently the manager over the Public Service and Tax Enforcement divisions of the Treasurer-Tax Collector. He started his career in 1999 with the County Assessor-Clerk-Recorder as an Appraiser Trainee. Tony advanced through several positions and projects with the Assessor including Senior Appraiser, Business Process Analyst II, Supervising Appraiser and Principal Deputy ACR. Tony has also developed course materials and instructed Appraisal staff throughout the County on the subject of Supplemental Assessments. In addition, during his time in ACR Public Service he helped oversee the creation and implementation of the ACR Call Center. In 2017 Tony accepted his current Chief Deputy position with the Riverside County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office. Tony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
In her current capacity as Fiscal Manager, Kieu Ngo is responsible for the fiscal management of a multi-million dollar operating budget and a wide variety of complex accounting and auditing functions within the Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office. Kieu began her career as an Accounting Clerk in the Accounting Unit while completing and attaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. She then passed the CPA exam, advanced through several ranks and has been with the department for 32 years. With her extensive experience in fund accounting and auditing, as well as a vast background in property tax collection and distribution, Kieu has established fiscal procedures and policies to ensure effective internal controls and full compliance. Under her management, the department has consistently met and exceeded county budget targets, returning millions of dollar to the county general fund over the years.
Adrianna Gomez is an Administrative Services Manager I. She is responsible for managing the Administration Unit which includes Human Resources, Accounts Payable, Payroll, and Purchasing. Gomez holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management and has been with the department for 14 years. She began her career in the private sector and started with the Treasurer-Tax Collector as a Staff Analyst II.